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Makerere University

3.8 out of 5 (501 ratings / 453 reviews) Kampala, Uganda
Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics.

About

History

Established in 1922 as a technical college, Makerere University was affiliated to the University of London until 1963 when it became one of the three constituent colleges of the University of East Africa. It became an independent University in 1970 by Act of Parliament.

Education

At the undergraduate level Makerere University has 145 programmes which include 11 (Eleven) Diplomas and 134 (One Hundred and Thirty Four) Bachelors programmes. The University also offers over 139 Postgraduate Programmes which include 17 (Seventeen) Postgraduate Diplomas and 135 (One Hundred and Thirty Five) Masters Degree programmes. All academic units have provision for offering Doctoral Degrees either by research only or by course work and dissertation.

Research

The University is always seeking to increase its investment in research, recognising that pertinent and applicable research is critical to the development needs of the country.

Career

The Career Development Centre (CDC) is a partnership between Makerere University and NFT Consult, a leading Human Resource Consultancy.

Housed at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), exists to to facilitate learning and practice as well as transitions and connections from academic life to professional employment.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
401 200
2020
601 -100
2019
501
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
-
2019
-
2018
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
611 -108
2019
503
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Counselling and Guidance Centre is here to help you address personal or emotional challenges that may affect you while studying or working in Makerere University. The Counselling and Guidance Centre works closely with all university units to enable students realize their academic and personal potential and to assist staff in addressing psychological issues that may affect them in living worthy and productive lives.

Library services

Makerere University Library comprises of the Main Library and seven specialised Branch Libraries, five located Makerere University main campus and two off campus. The library is adjacent to the freedom square, opposite the Faculty of Agriculture.

ICT services

Makerere University embarked on an ambitious project, with the support of external partners, to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in all its functions as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan.

Medical services

Makerere University Hospital comprises various units which render different services to the University Community. It offers both curative and preventive services. The dental unit offers extraction, scaling, polishing and filling-in services for the teeth.

Student Life

Campus life

Makerere University is located on Makerere Hill which is one of the many hills on which Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda, is built. The main Campus is about 5 km to the North of the City Centre covering an area of 300 acres. The location offers an excellent academic environment free from all forms of disturbances associated with city centre locations, as portrayed in the University Anthem.

Sports facilities

There are number of recreation and sports activities at the University. The Department of Sports and Recreation offers welfare and sports skills services to the students through a comprehensive, dynamic and exciting Inter-Hall Sports Championships scheduled to take place during the First Semester of the each academic year.

Student Reviews

My belief journey at Makerere University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have found the university abit fair , in a way that the environment is nice but faces some challenges like when given research work especially in this COVID-19 period, it was hard for me to do this research and also to study online . And at times the lectures don’t update their notes , but I have tried to read hard and pass my exams as per now , I have a Cgpa of 3.57 but...

The urge for my future
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was quite a scary moment at first.The feeling of not knowing anyone and wanting to settle in,which was too hard.Otherwise the study's are going on smoothly except for the pandemic which has distracted everything now.

A glimpse of life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved the experience of meeting new people from all over the country though I have alot of regret s because I wasn't given good career guidance there alot of things I didn't know that I wish I knew at the beginning of my course....

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